WWDC 2014 – Information and Live Streaming

Ah, it’s this time of the year again. The Moscone Centre in downtown San Francisco is bustling with activity, banners dominating the area as people rush about to prepare for one of the biggest events in the tech scene. In our feature picture, workers are almost done decorating the Moscone West building, and two near-completed, pristine white Apple logos of Brobdingnagian proportions adorn its sides. “What’s happening?” you may ask. In a sentence, Apple is holding its annual, famous WWDC and will be unveiling new products, both software and hardware. Here’s why you should be excited, when it is, and where you can watch it live.

The WWDC is the World Wide Developer Conference, and kicks off Monday, June 2, 2014 at its traditional home, Moscone West in San Francisco, California.

A giant banner that says "Write the code. Change the world." Last year's tagline was "Where a whole new world is developing." PHOTO CREDIT: The Verge
A giant banner that says “Write the code. Change the world.” Last year’s tagline was “Where a whole new world is developing.” PHOTO CREDIT: The Verge

It starts at 10 am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), but don’t worry, we’ve calculated the time in Singapore for you: 1 am on the morning of Tuesday the 3rd of June.  Quite a bummer I would say, because this means I’ve got to wake up in the middle of the night to watch it. It should last around 2 hours and you can watch it here.

Several things might be unveiled. On the hardware side, we might get new Retina MacBook Airs, the much-awaited iWatch, a Haswell Mac mini, a 4K Thunderbolt display to go along with the new Mac Pro, and a new Apple TV. For software, we will likely get the unveiling, but not the release of, iOS 8 and OSX 10.10, code-named Syrah, but which might actually be called Yosemite.

Don’t expect that the iPhone 6 will be unveiled during WWDC; historically, Apple does not unveil the new iPhone until around September.

Apple is putting up a banner for the next OS X, which looks like Yosemite national park in California. PHOTO CREDIT: The Verge
Apple is putting up a banner for the next OS X, which looks like Yosemite national park in California. PHOTO CREDIT: The Verge

 

The banner for iOS 8. I wonder what the water signifies. PHOTO CREDIT: The Verge
The banner for iOS 8. I wonder what the water signifies. PHOTO CREDIT: The Verge

I’m excited, personally. I can’t wait to see what Apple has in store for us. Are you excited too? And are you going to stay up to watch the keynote? Also, do look out for our articles shortly after WWDC has ended, summarising what was released.

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